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Lake Rousseau Pool Home - Perfect Nature Lovers Paradise!

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Lakefront Pool Home with covered dock and Kayaks!

Situated on Lake Rousseau is Paradise Found! Relax and enjoy all of the amenities this wonderful pool home and its location have to offer! An open and spacious floor plan awaits you including 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms that comfortably sleeps six. Enjoy the sunrise and your morning coffee on the large screened porch overlooking the oak trees draped with spanish moss and views of the lake and wildlife, very calming and peaceful! When you’re not fishing, bird watching, or exploring the lake with the two kayaks, cool off in the screen enclosed swimming pool! As your day of adventure comes to an end have a marshmallow roast around the fire pit while the sun sets.

Fishing is the name of the game on this lake and the covered boathouse has 2 slips waiting for your boat! There is Goldendale public boat ramp just a short run to our dock. Run your boat east up the Withlacoochee River to the sparkling clear waters of the Rainbow River where you can swim, tube, fish or tie your boat and dine at one of two waterfront restaurants in Dunnellon, Swampy's or Blue Gator. If you boat west to Inglis Dam you can tie up and hike the nature trails.

Minutes by car takes you to Dunnellon’s antique shops, boat rentals, diving, snorkeling, and tubing or kayaking adventures on the sparkling clear waters of the Rainbow River and Rainbow River State Park. Drive south 17 minutes to Crystal River and swim with manatees, dive for scallops, or visit the beach and go shelling or ocean fishing. You can also trailer your boat to the Gulf of Mexico for saltwater fishing. So much to see and do!

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Karl & Debbie Schroeder
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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October 16, 2016
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based on 26 traveler reviews

Lake Rousseau Pool Home - Perfect Nature Lovers Paradise!
average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews
Dunkirk, New York


  • 5 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Paradise Found on Lake Rousseau. The house was an inviting environment with the open layout and modern kitchen. The beds and the bathrooms allowed our party of seven plenty of room to have privacy. We spent several early mornings enjoying the large screened in porch or the peaceful covered dock for our breakfast. We have several photos of the birds, turtles and foliage for our memories.

One of the best adventures we all could participate in was the Rainbow River Tubing. We enjoyed this so much as a large family group that we actually did the tubing twice! The Rainbow River is so sparkling clear and it is a refreshing temperature on a hot day in July

We visited our elderly relatives in Ocala which was only a 20 minute drive. We loved that we were so close, but also away from the hustle and bustle of town at Lake Rousseau.

All of us, especially the grandkids, loved the pool that we had all to ourselves. It just made one more reason not to stay in a big resort hotel.

We had all the amenities of home that was necessary to make this an extremely easy, comforting and peaceful vacation. The check-in and check-out process was very smooth and accommodating. We recommend this property for your next vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pardise found !!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Karl the owner was great. The hurricane caused a power outage and he called me advised us of that on our day of check in only a few hours after land fall, also called to keep us up to date. Power was restored by next day and myself and family had a awesome time in there home. The pool very clean, home is perfect and very tidy. Anything you could need is there. Kayaking was great.

Thank you


Tampa fl

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Denise! The Hurricane was definitely a challenge but we got through it and you had a terrific time. I treat each guests vacation professionally and understand how important it is for you to get away stress free! I'm so glad you chose Paradise Found for your vacation and thank you for the kind words. You are welcome back anytime just give us a call!
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nice vacation

  • 4 of 5

The property is wonderful.we enjoy staying is confortable and you could find anything that you may need.small town nice and quiet near and also groceries store like walmart and winn dixie.on the other hand neihgbors are so used to silence around that they complein with owners about the music and noice in the backyard where we spend most of the time . beside that was great

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your vacation in Paradise! There is so much to see and do here and in Dunnellon, it is a quiet and peaceful location. A terrific place to recharge your batteries.
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We be back same place, but not to same house

  • 1 of 5

Very beautiful place, we will come back but not to this houseopen water even in the single Kayak.

Passage to the Lake of overgrown by grass, it is very difficult to reach

Water in the house smells like hydrogen sulfide. You will need to share the rent with cockroaches, they are not many, but there are some in the kitchen. Please make sure to wash your tableware before eating, it seemed nobody had ever washed mugs and glasses

The water in the pool contains a lot of chloride which is very harmful for the eyes.

Rental fee included cleaning, however the owner charged us extra $ for washing a couple of plates we left in the sink.

Be careful! Check property during check-in and take photos before leaving so you would not be charged additional fees

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was truly unfortunate you didn’t enjoy your stay at Paradise Found. Our cleaning service sent us photos, which I forwarded to you, showing the condition you left our home after your stay. This situation, in turn with damages, required our cleaning service to stay longer than normal, charge more and make repairs to our home. These were the additional charges that were passed to you. You could have contacted us anytime regarding any issue that arose during your stay and they would have been addressed immediately. As you can see from our other reviews we take pride in our home and make certain our guests have a stress free, enjoyable and wonderful time.
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Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

My family and I enjoyed a perfect getaway! The home and property were exactly what we were looking for, quaint and rustic. We enjoyed swimming in the pool, fishing off the dock, kayaking Lake Rousseau, hanging around the fire pit at night, playing cards on the back porch, and just relaxing in the hammock. We will definitely be back next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best outdoor vacation

  • 5 of 5

This place is perfect for a family. We had four adults and two children, and had plenty of room. The best is the boat dock, we fished everyday. The pool was wonderful on hot days. Rainbow river is gorgeous and the Crystal river was great for swimming and snorkeling. This is definitely an outdoor vacation, you can visit so many things and the springs are a cool 72 year round. Mr. Karl is great , he answered all our questions promptly. The neighbors are all super nice and friendly. If you like the outdoors then this is the place for you. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Rainbow Springs State Park
KP Hole Park - Rainbow River
Blue Gator Tiki Bar & Restaurant
Swampy's Bar & Grille
Grumbles House Specialty Shops
Florida Manatee Tours
Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
Homosassa Springs Wildlife
Homosassa Springs
Rainbow River Canoe & Kayak
The Front Porch Restaurant and Pie shop
Rainbow's End Golf Club
Crystal River Preserve State Park
Fort Island Gulf Beach
Three Sisters Springs
Captain Bob's Airboat Tour
Nearest Airport
87 Miles
Tampa International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Blue Gator
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Juliette Falls Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Blue Gator and Swampy's
Nearest Beach
20 Miles
Fort Island

Travel to Historic Dunnellon and indulge in antique shopping, a terrific variety of restaurants and boat tours and rentals. Visit Rainbow Springs State Park where you can swim and snorkel the sparkling Rainbow River, hike the walking paths and tube or kayak the Rainbow River. There are three local Golf Courses including Citrus Springs Golf and Country Club, Juliette Falls Golf and El Diablo Golf and Country Club.

We are located approx. 95 minutes northwest of Walt Disney World, Orlando and Tampa. Convenient to major airports and Theme Parks. We are also just 20 minutes from the Gulf of Mexico where you can swim with the Manatees and just over 2 hours from Daytona Beach.


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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning & trash pick $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Dunnellon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Wake up to the stunning views of the pool, backyard & lake
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Double/Full Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Bring your boats! Two stall covered boat house available, free to use. Public ramps to Lake Rousseau, Withlacoochee River, Rainbow River, and Crystal River are located close by. Dock your boat at the house during your stay.

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